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“Great location, nice decor!” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thanal Beach Resort
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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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“Great location, nice decor!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 5 nights at Thanal resort (the newer one on middle cliff) and really enjoyed my stay there. The room is massive and the shower excellent. The only thing is that it is very open air (as most places in India) with bathroom window that let's anything fly in! It didn't bother me too much but I had to kill an insect of some sort every day. There are not too many mosquitos but I would recommend they get the plug with the mosquito repelling scent that all the other places seem to have. Otherwise it's a fabulous location as it's right in the action!

Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the newer Thanal accommodation near to the helipad end of the cliff path, not Thanal north. There are photos of both on trip advisor.

Our accommodation was a fantastic end to our Kerala trip. The room was spotless and we loved the lighting, furniture and bamboo detail. The balcony looked out to sea although the guest house is set back from the cliff, and we could watch the sun set from the balcony.

The staff were great, and the owner offered us plates of papaya on two evenings! We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this to others.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2014

Subhash, the owner, is so wonderful and welcoming and he just adds to the fantastic nature of this place. It has huge, lovely modern rooms and at a very good price. Perfect location right in the heart of everything. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2013
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Pittsford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2014

We have stayed in Thanal twice in 2013. We were impressed beyond expectations with customer service, comfort and affordability both times. We have also referred this hotel to our friends, and on our second stay, stayed along with them. I love the interior decoration. The bathrooms are full of light. We stayed on the top floor both times; once in a corner room, the other time in a non-corner room. All were sea-facing (all rooms here are sea-facing) with amazing views.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

We booked months ahead of our trip and we so happy with our choice once we got there. The staff was super friendly and helpful and the room was modern, quiet and got cleaned every day. The price was absolutely fair and the place worth every cent.

Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Just got back from Thanal hotel in Varkala and we loved it so much we stayed seven days longer than we had originally intended. We didn't want to move on, it was so good so we stayed ten nights instead of three.
The location is perfect - on a cliff top literally at the ocean's edge. Our lovely air conditioned room had a big balcony and an amazing ocean view, we were lulled to sleep every night by the pounding surf. This was excellent value for money - a beautiful room, very well designed, comfortable beds and a good supply of solar heated water. It was spotlessly clean. We loved this hotel and plan to return for a longer stay in the near future.

Room Tip: Top floor for the views, Room 8 or Room 9.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2013

excellent at no extra cost..........good view of the sea while sitting on the balcony and the sounds of the waves in the night time make u feel as if ur travelling in ship...we was there in november the climate was very good..unforgettable experience

Room Tip: centre two rooms having a big balcony
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Thanal Beach Resort

Property: Thanal Beach Resort
Address: Papanasam Cliff, Varkala 695141, India
Region: India > Kerala > Thiruvananthapuram District > Varkala
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 93 Speciality Lodging in Varkala
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sea Front rooms. Big, very clean rooms with a beautiful view on the sea. AC rooms. Hot shower 24 hours. ... more   less 
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